Members of Wrexham’s Recovery in Action crew returned to Rhosddu to continue their efforts to tidy up the town – attracting praise from passers-by.
More than 30 sharps and a number of bags of rubbish were collected from the areas around Rhosddu Park and Wrexham Peace Garden during the latest of the monthly clear-ups.
Residents and workers stopped to chat to our team – and even offer their help for future events!
Champions’ House recovery community engagement and activities coordinator Lisa Clutton said it had been a great day.
“We were pleased to be so visible in middle of the Rhosddu community, and to speak to passers-by both there and at the Peace Garden,” she said.
Recovery in Action allows volunteers with a history of substance misuse to give something back to their local community, through regular and high-profile clean-up days. The project works alongside community leaders to identify parts of Wrexham in need of attention and offers training and employability skills to participants.
The programme was backed by members of the public through the North Wales Police and North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner's Your Community Your Choice initiative, and is supported by both Wrexham County Borough Council's Together in Wrexham grant scheme and Keep Wales Tidy.